It’s all about sleigh bells and spurs at the Christmas bars and holiday pop-up events in Dallas! Establishments in Dallas put a fun cowboy-meets-elf twist on the “going out” scene once December hits. You’ll also find velvety elegance in spots where smooth cocktails add a little sparkle to the occasion. Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays in the big way that only Texas can? Get ready to deck the halls in Dallas with the city’s best Christmas-themed bars and pop-ups!
308 North Bishop Avenue, Dallas, TX
The Tipsy Elf pop-up experience is the biggest holiday bar event to hit Dallas! Running through Dec. 23, this over-the-top experience features fun tunes, holiday-themed entertainment, and craft cocktails by Iluggy Recinos. Let’s talk about the cocktails for a second. The Poinsettia Power made with mint-infused tequila, orange, sparkling wine, cranberry, and ginger syrup really nips at your nose. The Mrs. Cookie’s Cookie is made with horchata, Jim Beam, and molé bitters cream. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the classic Peppermint Martini made with Grey Goose, crème de cacao, and peppermint syrup. The lights stay on until 12 a.m. from Wednesday through Sunday during Tipsy Elf’s run!
Leela’s Wine Bar
2355 Olive Street (Suite 145), Dallas, TX
While locals love coming to Leela’s Wine Bar any time of the year, there’s a special kind of magic that shows up once the winds of December blow into town. Running seven days a week from Nov. 15 through Jan. 1, Leela’s famous holiday pop-up delights guests with festive decorations and champagne-inspired holiday dreams. It’s the perfect place to meet up for the holidays with friends and family! The darling of the cocktail menu is a hot drink called Sweater Weather that’s made with wine and mulling spices. Other treasures from the cocktail menu include the Mistletoe Shot, OrnaMINT, Snow on the Beach, and Down the Chimney Old Fashioned. You can also order reds, whites, bubbles, and bottles for the table! Don’t miss out on the eats here either!
Miracle on Harwood Street at the Harwood Arms
2823 McKinnon Street, Dallas, TX
Christmas comes to everyone’s favorite British pub in Dallas! This is the Dallas Christmas pop-up event for foodies. During this event, Harwood Arms is serving up a special menu of holiday-themed food and beverages. Grab your friends to split a Grinch dip made with spinach artichoke dip, grilled pita, and feta cheese crumble. Other festive favorites on the menu include baked brie with smoked honey and winter-spiced pear chutney, meatballs with whipped ricotta, and eggnog crème brulee for dessert! Wash it down with a Milk and Cookies drink made with Irish whiskey, vanilla, gingerbread, coconut crème, and orange juice.
Winter Wonderland at The Henry
2301 North Akard Street (Suite 250), Dallas, TX
Santa isn’t the only one making his rounds on rooftops this holiday season. The Henry offers a rooftop Winter Wonderland celebration that brings food and elegance together like no other holiday event in the city! We’re talking about warm croissant bread pudding that will leave visions of sugar plums dancing in your head for days. The incredible cocktail list that’s been curated specifically for this holiday pop-up event includes the Nog on the Rooftop, Spiced Pear Cosmopolitan, Junior and Mrs. Mint, and Whiskey and Donut. Stacks of wrapped presents and soft lights create a cheerfully elegant ambiance. While you’re free to walk in, reservations for parties of six or more are highly recommended by the staff!
Yellow Rosa Cocktaileria
2901 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX
It’s snowing at the Christmas pop-up event at Yellow Rosa Cocktaileria! This popular bar in Deep Ellum goes all out for the holidays by setting off a snow machine every 30 minutes. A gorgeous interior filled with sparkling lights, endless garland, and presents stacked high transports you to a photo-worthy winter wonderland where you can sip cocktails called Christmas at the Ranch, Christmas Staycation, and Santa’s Flask. There’s no need to rush to get your friends together during the hectic pre-holiday weeks of December. While other Christmas pop-up events in Dallas may pack up their sleighs early, this snowy event doesn’t end until Jan. 15!
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